Cosmetic changes: New healthcare regulations and changing contracts will provide growth opportunities
Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling in the US
The success of the Drug, Cosmetic and Toiletry Wholesaling industry is driven by the nondiscretionary nature of its primary product: pharmaceuticals. Although industry demand is booming, the patent cliff that preceded this period has limited industry growth. A number of major brand-name drugs have lost patent exclusivity over the past five years, creating an opportunity for less-expensive generic drugs to join the market. Nevertheless, wholesalers have prepared for the expanded use of generic drugs and adjusted their prices and supplies accordingly over the past few years. The effects of various newly introduced regulation as well as changes in the supply of generic and branded pharmaceuticals will characterize the industry's outlook. While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is expected to continue to benefit the industry through increased insurance coverage for many Americans, many private and national insurance programs such as Medicaid support less-expensive generic brands of drugs, in order to lower the amount insurers pay for medical bills.
Drug, cosmetic and toiletry wholesalers primarily distribute pharmaceutical products intended for internal and external consumption, such as tablets, capsules, vials, ointments and powders. The industry includes a range of biological and medical products, and botanical drugs and herbs. The industry does not include businesses that primarily distribute surgical, dental or hospital equipment.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in the US
Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in the US
Medical Supplies Wholesaling in the US
Glasses & Contacts Wholesaling in the US
Pharmaceutical Raw Material Manufacturing in China
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in China
Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling in Australia
Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling in Australia
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Drug, Cosmetic and Toiletry Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY Industry Definition Main Activities Similar Industries Additional Resources
INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE Executive Summary Key External Drivers Current Performance Industry Outlook Industry Life Cycle
PRODUCTS and MARKETS Supply Chain Products and Services Demand Determinants Major Markets International Trade Business Locations
COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Market Share Concentration Key Success Factors Cost Structure Benchmarks Basis of Competition Barriers to Entry Industry Globalization
OPERATING CONDITIONS Capital Intensity Technology and Systems Revenue Volatility Regulation and Policy Industry Assistance
KEY STATISTICS Industry Data Annual Change Key Ratios